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2014 college football national championship odds: Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State lead

Stop us if you've heard this before: Alabama is favored to win the next national championship.

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The 2012 college football season is barely cold, but prognosticators and odds-makers are already looking ahead to next season. If the folks at Las Vegas Casino Bovada are correct, the Alabama Crimson Tide will hoist their fourth national championship trophy in five years next January at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. Bovada currently lists Alabama as 13/4 favorites to win the 2013 BCS title.

In addition to the Crimson Tide at the top of the list, a few old standards aren't far behind. Oregon and Ohio State are listed at 6/1 and 7/1, respectively, Georgia checks in at 12/1 and LSU is listed at 16/1. But there are a few non-traditional championship contenders that have drawn Bovada's attention, too. Texas A&M, with Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, is slotted at 10/1, and South Carolina, looking to give head coach Steve Spurrier another title, is at 18/1.

Oddsmakers seem to be impressed with Louisville's recent domination of Florida in the Sugar Bowl, as the Cardinals are listed at 20/1. The Gators, meanwhile, join Clemson, Florida State and Stanford at 25/1.

If you're looking for the biggest possible score, put your money on Boston College. The Eagles are listed at 500/1. Considering the fact that the SEC has won seven consecutive national titles, a bet on Missouri, Arkansas or Auburn may be the best shot at getting a big pay day. Mizzou is listed at 300/1, and the Razorbacks and Tigers are at 200/1.


Alabama 13/4
Oregon 6/1
Ohio State 7/1
Texas A&M 10/1
Georgia 12/1
LSU 16/1
South Carolina 18/1
Louisville 20/1
Clemson 25/1
Florida 25/1
Florida State 25/1
Stanford 25/1
Notre Dame 28/1
Miami 30/1
Oklahoma State 30/1
Texas 30/1
Michigan 35/1
Oklahoma 40/1
Nebraska 50/1
UCLA 50/1
USC 50/1
Wisconsin 60/1
Boise State 75/1
Michigan State 100/1
North Carolina 100/1
Oregon State 100/1
Rutgers 100/1
TCU 100/1
Washington 100/1
BYU 150/1
Cincinnati 150/1
Mississippi State 150/1
Tennessee 150/1
Virginia Tech 150/1
Arizona 200/1
Arkansas 200/1
Auburn 200/1
Iowa 200/1
Kansas State 200/1
Pittsburgh 200/1
California 300/1
Georgia Tech 300/1
Missouri 300/1
South Florida 300/1
West Virginia 300/1
Boston College 500/1

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